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    Senior Member Vizzy's Avatar
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    Default The relationship between the two most dominant instincts

    Whether Sp/Sx or Sx/Sp (as an example), what makes one instinct dominant and the other 'supporting'? What puts one in front of the other? What is the relationship or struggle between the two?

    I think most of us know which 2 instinctual variants dominate us, but are unsure of the order.
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    I don't think there's a real difference, frankly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vizzy View Post
    I think most of us know which 2 instinctual variants dominate us, but are unsure of the order.
    I don't think so.
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    The way I learned about it was that our second instinct is the one that we focus on the most because we use the second instinct to supplement the first. Our first instinct comes naturally to us and it's something that we just react to without much thought to it. An example of this would be a prostitute. They're usually sp/sx, because even though they're service is based around sex, most use their sexuality to attend to their sp needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbringer View Post
    The way I learned about it was that our second instinct is the one that we focus on the most because we use the second instinct to supplement the first. Our first instinct comes naturally to us and it's something that we just react to without much thought to it. An example of this would be a prostitute. They're usually sp/sx, because even though they're service is based around sex, most use their sexuality to attend to their sp needs.
    I heard it was the other way around. The second instinct comes naturally and is the easiest to use, but the first is the one you put the most effort into and focus on the most.

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    This is the instinct that concerns you the most. This is the one that you put the most effort into, that you struggle with and think about the most, that you try to be good at. It's the one that absorbs your mind the most and tends to throw you off center. On one hand you are good at it, on the other you often worry about it.

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    This instinct is more natural and the easiest of the three subtype areas for you. It requires the least energy. You generally have fewer problems in this area of your life.

    Last Subtype -
    This is the instinct that you pay the least attention or even neglect. It's the one you try not to think about, that causes stress precisely because of your avoidance of it in your life.

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    the first instinct is what you do left to your own devices. I'm Sp dom, so I naturally gravitate towards ensuring my own comfort and safety and collecting things of value to me.
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    I test very high on both SP and SX, usually within a few points of each other. I feel like I am SX/SP wherein the SP side of me tends to "bug" me.

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    I am borderline sp/sx also, usually with sp first. I will be interested to read what others have to say, to understand this better.
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    I don't really relate to the OP because I'm sp-dominant beyond a shadow of doubt, but sx and so are battling it out for second place and there's no clear winner so far as I can see.

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    Yeah, I'm aware that many are unsure of their last two instincts...or all three. Heh.

    Anyway, that's besides the point.

    Interesting...looks like we have opposing definitions here. Thanks for the replies so far, guys.
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